The last few years have witnessed an explosive growth in video conferencing solutions to enhance business communication and collaboration. Before having a discussion on various video conferencing codecs, let us comprehend what a codec is. A codec is a hardware or software based process for encoding and decoding large chunks of audio and visual information. From the traditional H.261 video conferencing industry standard, the move has been taken forward to advanced video conferencing codecs like H.264, RTV and VP8/9.
The emergence of advanced video conferencing codecs has not only supported HD audio, video and content over a variety of networks and systems but has also minimized the bandwidth requirements for HD video conferencing. This will certainly enable the CIOs to overcome the budget challenges, empower their enterprises with advanced video communication tools and accelerate the communication and collaboration within and outside the organization.